1969 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 1969:

Events[edit]

  • The Canadian Snowbirds aerobatic team is formed.
  • A fifth annual Harmon Trophy is created to honor the world's outstanding astronaut of the year and is awarded for the first time, honoring the outstanding astronauts of 1968.
  • Interflug begins operation of the Tupolev Tu-134, its first jet airliner.

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September[edit]

  • Antonov An-14M, prototype of the Antonov An-28 ("Cash")[31]
  • September 15 – Cessna FanJet500, the prototype which led to the Cessna Citation.
  • September 19 – Mil Mi-24, the most widely exported helicopter gunship.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Polmar, Norman, "Historic Aircraft: A Premier Fighter", Naval History, April 2012, p. 13.
  2. ^ Explosion rocks USS Enterprise, History, archived from the original on 2010-03-07 
  3. ^ Anonymous, "Tody in History", The Washington Post Express, January 14, 2013, p. 26.
  4. ^ Military video, archived from the original on 2007-09-02 
  5. ^ a b Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 130.
  6. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 72.
  7. ^ Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, pp. 129-130.
  8. ^ Cordesman, Anthony H., and Abraham R. Wagner, The Lessons of Modern War, Volume I: The Arab-Israeli Conflicts, 1973–1989, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1990, ISBN 0-8133-1329-5, p. 19.
  9. ^ Aviation Safety Network Non-Hull Loss Description
  10. ^ a b c d e f skyjack.co.il Chronology of aviation terrorism: 1968–2004
  11. ^ a b Brogan, Patrick, The Fighting Never Stopped: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Conflict Since 1945, New York: Vintage Books, 1990, ISBN 0-679-72033-2, p. 148.
  12. ^ a b c planecrashinfo.com Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents: 1960s
  13. ^ a b Chinnery, Philip D., Vietnam: The Helicopter War, Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1991, ISBN 1-55750-875-5, p. 138.
  14. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, p. 215.
  15. ^ intruderalert.com
  16. ^ "Survival at High Altitudes: Wheel-Well Passengers" (PDF). FAA. October 1996. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  17. ^ a b Miskimon, Christopher, "Weapons: The AC-47 Gunship Proved the Concept of the Aerial Gunship As a Close-Support Weapon in the Skies Over Vietnam", Militar Heritage, November 2015, pp. 17-18.
  18. ^ a b TWA History Timeline
  19. ^ Aviation Safety Network Accident Description
  20. ^ Aviation Safety Network Accident Description
  21. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 65.
  22. ^ Cordesman, Anthony H., and Abraham R. Wagner, The Lessons of Modern War, Volume I: The Arab-Israeli Conflicts, 1973–1989, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1990, ISBN 0-8133-1329-5, p. 20.
  23. ^ Aviation Safety Network Hijacking Description
  24. ^ Their Darkest Day, pg. 207.
  25. ^ Aviation Safety Network Accident Description
  26. ^ a b c d e f Taylor 1969, facing p. 1.
  27. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 58.
  28. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 22.
  29. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 93.
  30. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 100.
  31. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 55.
  32. ^ Mondey, David, ed., The Complete Illustrated History of the World's Aircraft, Secaucus, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc., 1978, ISBN 0-89009-771-2, p. 57.
  33. ^ David, Donald, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Nobles Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 111.
  34. ^ Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 978-0-7607-0592-6, p. 104.
  35. ^ Angelucci, Enzo, The American Fighter: The Definitive Guide to American Fighter Aircraft From 1917 to the Present, New York: Orion Books, 1987, ISBN 0-517-56588-9, p. 370.
  • Taylor, John W. R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1969–70. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1969.